Sunline ScholarshipBreeders' BulletinCheveley Park StudCoolmoreIrish National StudScholarshipTaylor MadeBreeders BulletinBruce SladeBruce's BlogBulletinMatt's BlogMatthew ScownMatt ScownDavid Morris BlogJamie RichardsRobert DennisBevan SmithBevan's BlogHolly RossHolly's BlogJamie's BlogLance Forbes BlogRobert's BlogTrelawney StudBenji KingBenji's BlogBrighthill FarmCameron Ring BlogDanielle Southey BlogHannah MeeNZB Pearl SeriesDylan TreweekDylan's BlogHannah's BlogHaunui FarmIffraajRich HillSavabeelAide MemoireBelardoCameron RingInglewood StudNewmarketPer IncantoRaise The FlagRichard WrightShamexpressShowcasingSir Patrick HoganThe Oaks StudWellfield LodgeWhite Robe LodgeAuckland Breeder AwardsBLOODSTOCK TAXATIONCEO BlogChief Executive's BlogChristopher GraceCoolmore IrelandDalgharDavid ArcherFrankelGerry HarveyGingernutsHall of FameHighden ParkKaraka MillionLance ForbesLisa LattaLittle Avondale StudMapperley StudMark ChittyMelody BelleNick KingPattern CommitteePinsRangitikei Gold CupTe AkauVanbrughWaikato Stallion WeekendWentwood GrangeWindsor Park StudWinston Peters2015/16 Handicaps2017 Waikato Stallion ParadeACC ForumACC LEVIESAdvantageAerovelocityAl Basti EquiworldAlamosaAlan GrovesAlan WindleAllan SharrockAllureAlphastarAndrew SeabrookAnne-Marie KingArthur AvisAternatinAuckland Stallion ParadeAuckland Stallion Parade 2017Bansha House StablesBeauty GenerationBelle familyBernard SaundryBeyond the BarriersBonnevalBonniegirlBostonianBoticaBradbury ParkBRANCH CAPITATIONBreeder Of The Year 2016Breeders Bulletin Winter 2016Breeders' Bulletin Autumn 2017Breeders' Bulletin Summer 2016/17Brent and Cherry TaylorBrian CollinsBroodmare Of The Year 2016Bruce HarveyBryerley ParkBuckinghamCambridge StudCancer SocietyCareers DayCarol MarshallCathay PacificCelia CrawshawCharmontCheveley ParkChiantiChocanteChris GraceColdplayCoolmore AmericaCouleeCylinder BeachDan MyersDavid EllisDavid MillerDavid WalshDe GruchyDeloitte ReportDennis BrothersDijon BleuDolcettoDormello StudDr Frances PeatEducationElusive BoxersEmblemEminentEnglandEpisode OneEquibreed Seminar 28th AugustEquifibreEquine Property OwnersEtah JamesExplosive BreedingFalkirkFanaticFasig-TiptonFastrack Breeder ProfileFasttrackFasttrack Breeders ProfileFerlaxFive to MidnightFlemmington FarmFlying MontyFoalsFormidableFoster FoalFrank ConwayFree Handicaps 2016-17Galloping GerteGary WallaceGavelhouseGift Of PowerGilltown StudGoffsGordon CunninghamGore GuineasGraham de GruchyGrangewilliam StudGreg TomlinsonGus WigleyGuy LowryGypsy FairHard MerchandizeHe's Our RokkiiHEALTH & SAFETY ACTHealthy RiversHeniHigh ChaparralHiyaamHoney RiderHoward Be Thy NameHumidorI Am A StarIain RentonIgraineImposing LassImposinglyInfantryInside AgentIrelandIts Time For MagicJakkalberryJanine DunlopJeanette BroomeJezabeelJimmy ChouxJoan EganJohn BergerJohn FokerdJohn Messara Report Release Date 30 August 2018John ThompsonJohn WoodJomara BloodstockJon SnowKawiKay HoodKeanoKeenelandKeith and Faith Taylor Equine ScholarshipKick BackKiwi BredKoru ThoroughbredsKylin 500 ClubLa DiosaLasarlaLegless VeuveLet Her RipLibby BleakleyLightning StakesLincoln BlueLincoln FarmsLloch-Haven ThoroughbredsLloyd MonehanLondon ExpressLong Acres StudLorna MooreLuigi MuolloMakfiMakfi StakesMangaroa Flo JoMarch 2016Mare ReturnsMarie LeicesterMark LuptonMark TreweekMcQuadeMeeska MooskaMembersMembershipMichael MoranMichael O'KeefeMichael SheridanMichelle SabaMilan ParkMiss Three StarsMiss VistaMiss WilsonMontoyas SecretMonty RobertsNahkleNearco StudNew Zealand BloodstockNight's WatchNovara ParkNurse KitchenNZ Bred G1 WinnersNZ First season sires 2018NZ Racing StructureNZB InsuranceNZB South Island SaleNZERFNZRBNZTBA Breeders Bulletin Autumn 2018NZTBA OfficeNZTBA RestructureNZTBA Te Aroha Breeders DayNZTBA Waikato BranchNZTROF March 2017OctapussyOctasongOn The RocksOne One TwoOur AbbadeanOWNERS FEDERATIONPaul GollanPentirePerfect FitPeter NewsomPeter WalkerPhilamorPhill CataldoPlusvitalPour MoiPrefermentPRIMARY ITOPrince Of BrooklynPrincess JenniProisirProisir FoalsProm QueenPucciniPurple SectorRace Fields LegislationRacing MinisterRageeseRaise You TenRavelston StudRaven DarkholmeRedwoodReliable ManRemindRichard CollettRide To TimeRoad to RockRobin ArcherRobt DaweRock OnRodger VarianRodmor Trust Lecture SeriesRomancerRyan StaceySacred ElixirSaracinoSaratogaSatono AladdinScott BaseSeabrookSeagramSean HawkinsSeason 5ShadwellShane KennedyShannon TaylorShockingSophie's ChoiceSouth Island Foster FoalSpanish WhisperSpecial MemoriesSpiethSpyglass Hill SyndicateStallion Parades 2016Stallion Register 2018Start WonderingStephen AutridgeSummer PassageSunlineSunset PassSuper EasySusan ArcherSweet LeaderSweynesseTarzinoTattersallsTattyboglerTavistockTe ArohaTe Aroha Breeders DayThe Bold OneThe BostonianThe InformantThe KingThe Sunlight TrustTivaciTivaci ShuttleTony PikeTrain The Trainer WorkshipTurn Me LooseUnderthemoonlightUnusual SuspectUpper CutVadamosVerdiVespaVicki PikeVolatile MixWaikato Regional Council ReportWaikato StudWait A SecWar DecreeWarwick JeffriesWayne PikeWeanling WalkWell DoneWertherWestbury StudWhite Robe Lodge HandicapWho Shot ThebarmanWilliam FellWillie and Karen CalderWinstarWinxWTBAXpressionXpressmymindXtravagantYearnYogiZabeelZacintoZennistaZigwig
TAGS

Archer savours Doomben 10,000 triumph

The Bostonian’s owner-breeder David Archer after his Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) victory on Saturday. - Grant Peters
The Bostonian’s owner-breeder David Archer after his Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) victory on Saturday.

Grant Peters

David Archer had already scaled some of racing’s highest peaks with his 10-time Group One winner Mufhasa, but last weekend he was right back at the summit.

The Archer family’s home-bred star Bostonian, who races as The Bostonian in Australia, scored a stunning upset victory in Saturday’s Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) in Brisbane – beating a field featuring the elite Australian sprinters Osborne Bulls and Nature Strip.

“Days like that are what you live for in racing,” Archer said. “All wins are special because they’re so hard to get, but a race like the Doomben 10,000 is on another level.

“The reaction to this one has been amazing. We’ve been inundated with congratulations from so many people. It always amazes me how many wonderful, down-to-earth people we have in this industry.”

Saturday’s triumph was clocked at a sizzling 1:08.97 – the fastest of four runnings since the race was reduced to 1200m.

It was the eighth win from 15 starts for the Tony Pike-trained Bostonian, and the Jimmy Choux gelding is undefeated in four starts in Queensland.

“Tony Pike told me that only three Kiwi horses have won 1200m stakes races in Australia in the last decade, so Saturday’s win really was a remarkable achievement,” Archer said.

“Nature Strip and Osborne Bulls are top-quality sprinters, so we knew they’d be hard to beat. They ran incredibly fast, breaking the race record. We enjoyed the run of the race, thanks to a beautiful ride by Michael Cahill, and our boy did the rest with such a strong finish.

“I was there with Diane (Wright, partner), my son and his partner. Doomben welcomed us with open arms and it was a really great day.”

As well as the mighty Mufhasa, the distinctive grey and blue Archer colours have also been carried by the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) winner Gallions Reach, and the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) placegetter (Sir) Charles Road. Archer is also known for his insurance company FastTrack Insurance, a major supporter of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and the thoroughbred industry as a whole.

While those other Archer stars were all Karaka yearling purchases – Mufhasa for $50,000, Gallions Reach for $30,000 and Charles Road for $90,000, Bostonian is different.

“The fact that we bred him ourselves does add something to it,” Archer said. “Being out of a half-sister to Mufhasa makes it quite special as well.

“We entered Bostonian for the Karaka sales as a yearling, but Brent Taylor, who raised him and prepared him for us at Trelawney, just told us he wasn’t quite right in the lead-up to the sale. He said he had buyers all over him, but he wasn’t quite right and we might be better to hold on to him. I remember him telling me, ‘He might be the cheapest good horse you’ve ever owned.’ He was so right, and we’ve been very fortunate with how that turned out.”

Bostonian’s dam, Keepa Cheval, is part of a small but select broodmare band.

“We’re not big-time breeders, but we’re lucky enough to have a couple of very nice mares now,” Archer said. “We also have Seven Schillings, who produced this season’s Group Two winner Emily Margaret. Another of her foals, Heptagon, has won seven in Australia.

“Our racing team isn’t very big either. This year we’ve essentially just had three – Bostonian, Charles Road and Amano. I think Amano might develop into a really nice four-year-old next season.

“But we’ve also got Come In Spinner, who’s a talented horse but has spent about 18 months on the sidelines after fracturing his back. He’s gone over to Queensland and might resume on the Sunshine Coast this weekend.

“We like to buy one or two horses a year to add to our stocks. We bought a couple of nice babies last year who are coming along well, and at Karaka in January this year we were able to pick up a lovely Sacred Falls colt from Waikato Stud and a beautiful Per Incanto from Little Avondale.

“So, from the current level of three or four, we might have a racing team of eight or nine in the not-too-distant future. It’s exciting and we’ve got a lot to look forward to.” – NZ Racing Desk.



 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT